I am proud to announce one of my paintings has been accepted into the 2013 Encaustic Art Institute National Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition. My work is one among 49 amazing encaustic and wax works. I am honored to be included in this excellent group of encaustic artists. The show will open October 5th at the EAI in Cerrillos, New Mexico and some of the artists will be on hand for the opening. I wish I could be there, so if you go please tell me what you thought of the show!

My painting "Pigeon Point Fog" was accepted.

From the EIA:

The Encaustic Art Institute opens it's National Juried Exhibition, which was open to all encaustic/wax artists nation-wide to enter.Michael Kessler juried in 49 paintings out of the bulk of entries for this show. Michael has been making and exhibiting encaustic paintings throughout the US and Europe for 35 years. His paintings have been shown in over 250 exhibitions in the USA and Europe, and his work is included in over 25 museum collections.

This show represents an amazing variety of artists and only required that their pieces contain wax or encaustic elements. The diversity and range of styles are exciting to behold. A cash award for Award of Excellence and Best of Show will be announced at the opening.

Four New Mexico artists from Santa Fe and Albuquerque are among those juried into the show. Artists will be traveling in to be at the opening on October 5th. Meet the artists, enjoy the collection of paintings, and get to know the EAI Gallery - Institute.

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